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for as many as 10,000 protestors. the bill would allow workers at union represented employers to opt out of paying dues even though the union would still bargain on their behalf. critics say it's a way to break the unions. >> if i'm being provided a service by a particular organization, i don't care if that's a club due or if it's something, then i should be paying for a service that's provided to me. >> supporters of the bill say it will attract businesses and bring more jobs to michigan. the republican governor is expected to sign it if it passes as expected. michigan has the highest percentage of union workers in the country. >>> there have been no public comments in the past couple of days about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations which may be a good sign. house speaker john boehner the president are the only parties negotiating right now and no details have leaked out. today congressional democrats will hold a press conference to urge republicans to preserve medicaid funding in the final deal. republicans say cutting entitlement benefits is necessary to curb the country's deficit. >> so
lawrence thought it was temp. >> my poor tv. >>> it's the season of shopping and union city leaders are trying to keep it local. they launched a first of its kind loyalty program for all its shoppers. consumers who joined get cash back rewards every time they shop or use services from participating local shops. >> signing up for the rapid rewards program which is a shop local program will not only support union city's local nonprofits, it will support you as a consumer by providing cash back on your purchases. >> it's free to join and also benefits a charity that helps needy families in new ark city. >>> santa is dancing. take a look. 4000 dancing santas somewhere. there they are, they have red halts in poland for the annual convention of santa's i guess. besides dancing the holiday tunes, there was a chris kringle marching band and might be inviting perhaps. >> they may be drinking a little eggnog. >> santa has to stay warm there in poland. >>> what's happening on the east coast that has people out west. >>> a woman survives six nights stranded, how one of her rescuers broke the la
of oakland and its union. they have ratified a new four year contract. and it goes to the board for approval. the tentative agreement includes a 2 .5% cost of living raise. the workers went on a 24 hour strike that disrupted port operations. >>> it has been a brisk holiday shopping season this far and it's time to ship the gifts. fedex gearing up for its busiest day of the year. 19million packages are expected to be shipped. most of the increase in shipment is because of a jump in online holiday orders. >> that reminds me i have a lot to ship out. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner met one on one yesterday. are they any closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff. >>> and dr. j's the center of the royal hoax break their silence. >>> and hoveling villagers -- and how villagers in india help rescue this massive elephant. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. forest officials and villags wo
. >>> checking other bay area headlines now on this tuesday, the port of oakland and union workers have reached a tentative contract agreement. two weeks ago more than 500 members of the seiu local 1021 went on strike. both sides have been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> the contra costa county fire protection district will hold a special meeting to consider a cost-cutting service reduction plan. among the actions being considered the closure of some fire stations. the district had to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority in the election last month call for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> capitol hill lawmakers now have just four weeks to agree on a budget solution and judging from the rhetoric on both sides, they are getting nowhere. here's susan mcginnis with more on today's scheduled talks and the latest proposal from republicans. >>> reporter: governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the "fiscal cliff." the
the strike last night. the details have not been released yet. but it needs to be ratified by union members. the union was frustrated about shipping employers outsourcing jobs and the strike shut down 10 of 14 cargo container terminals at the nation's busiest seaport complex. >> going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain in the country and get everybody those christmas presents for they are looking for in those stores. >> clerical workers who have been without a contract for two years walked out more than a week ago and thousands of longshoreman refused to cross the picket line. >>> contra costa county board of supervisors are delaying a vote on whether to shut down four fire stations including ones in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette. if approved, the closures will go into effect january 1. it comes after the district burned through its cash reserves because of a loss of property taxes in that failed tax measure on the november ballot. the county's top fire officials say they will have to do even more now with less. >> we should have roughly 600 firefighters on our s
right to work legislation into law making it the 24th state to do so. it came after thousands of union supporters protested at the capital. right to work makes it illegal to require workers to join a union or to pay dues as a condition of employment. >>> today president obama will hold a conference call with some of the nation's mayors and community leaders all about that "fiscal cliff." the president and house speaker john boehner talked on the phone last night. the white house lowered the amount of revenue it wants to generate from taxes. republicans say they are still waiting to hear from the president about spending cuts. >>> today the federal reserve is expected to announce a revamped bond buying plan to help boost the economy. the fed's goal is to keep interest rates low and encourage individuals and companies to borrow and spend. experts say that could at least soften the blow from tax increases and spending cuts that will all kick in next month if they don't reach a budget deal. >>> a san francisco-based bank loses its top spot as far as keeping its customers happy. wells fargo
layoffs. the police union says what started as a trickle has become a flood. >> we have another six officers that walked out the door just this week. nine more officers are going to be resigning by the end of the month. >> but this won't change the quality or speed of training for new officers which nine months from the beginning to the end to train these men. >>> a texas man gets pulled over for an expired registration and says what happened next has restored his faith. 25-year-old hayden carlo had been struggling to support his wife and kids and it didn't help when he was recently pulled over. he explained to the officer that the only reason he had not paid for a new registration yet was because he couldn't afford it. the officer wrote up the citation, handed it back to him, inside a $100 bill. the officer doesn't want to be identified. but his coworker still plans to honor him. very nice. >> i would like to meet that guy. >> no kid jog driving under the influence is illegal -- no kidding. >>> driving under the influence is illegal but a 66-year-old man was arrested for driving a
in hand by his state of the union address next month. >> the president is absolutely committed to keeping his promise that we will act and we will act in a way that is designed even if he says we could only save one life, we have to take action. >> the focus of the task force goes beyond gun policy. it will also look at mental health issues, emergency response procedures and school readiness. even the media's role in guns and violence. >>> the national rifle association plans a news conference in washington this morning at 7:45 a.m. pacific time. it's going tonight first time that the nra will make officials comments on the connecticut shooting out of a press relief. they opted to wait out of respect for the victims' families. >>> a gun buy-back program was successful. the oakland police department held an event at saint benedict's church last weekend. organizers say days after the event, people are still coming forward giving up all sorts of weapons in exchange for $200 each. >> when we saw the guns, we thought we're so glad we kept the door open asking for guns. >> the weapons turned in
scattered showers along the 680 near fremont and also into union city. this is what we are going see throughout the morning, pop-up showers throughout the bay area. the main cold front still lagging behind the system but a dry cold front will move through, may be falling apart. but behind that we have a lot of cold air. so here we go again. you will see the front move through and temperatures will be dropping around the bay area. outside cloudy, scattered showers right now. temperatures not too bad. it is 54 degrees in san jose. 56 in san francisco. and 52 degrees in concord. this afternoon, highs expected to be in the 50s, maybe some low 60s toward san jose and also in the mountain view area. so it looks like we'll finally catch a break toward the afternoon. but then it looks like a chance of showers to make a return as we head in toward the latter part of this week. in fact, things could get wet in the latter part of this week. that's the latest. back to you. >> all right, off-and-on rain isn't the only thing we have to be worried about this morning. it's windy especially on the ba
. thousands of toys were donates on christmas eve. the union says the demand for toys was up some 15% this year. >>> and there's some uncertainty right now in east palo alto this christmas day with crews scrambling to repair a levee ahead of the next storm coming our way. >> i know as soon as this afternoon. on sunday heavy rain caused the san francisco creek to spill over the levee. it caused flooding in a new neighborhood near the creeks and some people briefly evacuated. neighbors they're concerned about the rainy season ahead even though damage was minimal this time around. >> it was like up this high and we were afraid that it was going to go in there but when we got back there was no water damage to the house. >> crews are putting in overtime sandbagging and making all the emergency repairs as more rain is coming as soon as this afternoon. mayor agrica says the city is already working on a long-term solution. >>> and people in much of the country are getting some real winter weather on this christmas holiday. today much of oklahoma, arkansas are under winter storm warning and t
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